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any small compartment

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Tps extended away from the relatively small cell body and integrated the three-dimensional interstitial environment where peripheral interstitial cells, nerve fibers, capillaries and resident stem cells existed.
However, the latter is different in having (1) a narrower rounded posterior end of the cell body, (2) a posterior rib (R3) emerging from the antapex, (3) the absence of ribs other than R3, and (4) a strongly reticulated LSL.
An increase in cell length was observed in the epimastigote form, followed by a decrease in cell body width.
The myonemal fibers transverse the cell body and as they approach the posterior end (scopular region) of the cell body, they bundle together to form one massive spasmoneme that traverses through the length of the stalk.
In the present study with no phylogenetic purposes and to facilitate the comparisons, the groups of species of Histioneis were mainly delimited by 1) the shape of the cell body (rotund, reniform, etc) and 2) the orientation and shape of the left sulcal list.
Long fibers called axons lead out of the cell body to send messages away.
Propidium iodide staining of whole mount preparations provided adequate contrast to image the large cell bodies, was the most rapid imaging technique, and had the advantage of leaving long intact lengths of leg, which made noting in which segment each cell body was found an easy task.
Santiago Ramon y Cajal proposed in 1890 that the immature neuronal cell body extends an axon that elongates freely.
Stringy dendrites carry the message toward the neuron's cell body.
GFP was expressed in the cell body and also extensively in neuronal processes extending laterally away from the ventricular wall (represented by the border between Figure 2B,C).
The morphometric studies of the cell body profiles of 500 neurons of each group indicated a reduction on the cell body size and an increase on the proportion of small neurons on the rats subjected to the hypoproteic chow.
When a neuron sends out a signal, its cell body releases an electrical impulse that races down the axon and activates specialized packets (vesicles) in each terminal to release molecules of a chemical--a neurotransmitter--into the synaptic gap.
Integrated into this tissue are bipolar olfactory neurons, which, starting at the tissue's surface, consist of (1) dendrites, hair-like projections that receive informational molecules; (2) the olfactory knob from which the dendrites are attached; (3) the cell body, containing the neuron's nucleus and metabolic center; and (4) the signal-conducting axon.
The cell body is the metabolic centre and contains all of the 'working machinery' of the cell.